WBW News & Action: Organizing Locally for a World BEYOND War

Organizing Locally for a World BEYOND War
Did you know that most victims of drone wars remain unidentified? This month, our Central Florida chapter hosted a video presentation by WBW Board President Leah Bolger about the horrors of drone warfare. In this photo, chapter coordinator Al Mytty points to a map of World BEYOND War’s peace pledge signers in 175 countries. Want to organize a WBW event in your town? Email greta@worldbeyondwar.org to get started.

Armistice Day 101 — November 11, 2019
November 11 is Armistice Day 101, over a century since World War I was ended at a scheduled moment (11 o’clock on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918). Sign up for any event on the world map here, or add a new one. Click here for resources for your event helping to restore Armistice Day.

Divest Your City
Charlottesville, check. Philly, in progress. Is your town next? I’m talking about our Divest from the War Machine campaign to get cities, universities, and other types of institutions to divest public and private dollars from weapons manufacturers, military contractors, and war profiteers. Last week, we organized a successful meeting with the Philadelphia Investment Officer, who is now bringing our divestment proposal to the city pension board for review. The institution of war has to be dismantled piece by piece. Divestment is a tangible first step. Community by community, we have the agency to divest our towns, schools, employers, and places of worship from war. We can defund and stigmatize the war machine. Email greta@worldbeyondwar.org to get started.

Save the Date: #NoWar2020
Save the date for World BEYOND War’s 5th annual global conference from May 26-30. An international coalition of individuals and organizations will be converging on Ottawa to say No to CANSEC, Canada’s biggest annual weapons expo. #NoWar2020 will include a conference, art-build, action trainings, nonviolent demonstrations, & more. #CancelCANSEC

The Peace Almanac makes a great gift
This Peace Almanac lets you know important steps, progress, and setbacks in the movement for peace that have taken place on each day of the year. Get yours here!

Volunteer Spotlight:
Rivera Sun

“World BEYOND War caught my attention at the outset. The idea is visionary and compelling. As a member of the Advisory Board, I offer feedback and reflection on strategy, messaging, organizing tactics, and outreach. It’s an honor to serve in this way.”

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New York Saturday
WBW Exec. Director David Swanson will be one of the speakers at this public event in NY City this Saturday.

U.S. Capitol Nov. 8th
Join David Swanson and others from World BEYOND War and Code Pink in demanding peace and a Green New Deal.

The WBW Speakers Bureau is for you.

News from Around the World

Independent and Peaceful Australian Network Conference, August 2019

Audio: Citizens of Aichi, Japan Demand the Reinstatement of the Aichi Triennale 2019 “Lack-of-Freedom-of-Expression Exhibit: Part II”

Once an Air Force Base …

Video: Abiy Ahmed: 2019 Peace Laureate

An Open Letter to Denny Tamaki, Governor of Okinawa

Deadly for the Environment and Climate: United States Military and War Policy

New Film Features World BEYOND War, Wins Award

U. S. Out of Italy

2nd Annual Peace Flotilla in San Francisco

How Palestinian Women Successfully Defended Their Village From Demolition

The Nobel Committee Is Doing Better

Talk Nation Radio: Jeffrey Sterling, CIA Whistleblower, on What He Now Thinks Was the Purpose of Operation Merlin

An Open Letter to Irish Officials and Media on PFAS Contamination

Speaking Truth To Empire: Dan Yaseen Interviews David Swanson

Controversial Art Exhibition Featuring ‘Comfort Woman’ Statue Reopens in Nagoya

Report on NoWar2019 Pathways to Peace Conference, Limerick, Ireland

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